As the COVID-19 lock-down evolves, and none of us have any certainty about when life will return to normal, it’s vital that we focus on what we can control: our proactivity and habits toward our wellbeing.Typically, one of the most overlooked aspects of our overall wellbeing is our mental health. Unfortunately, stigma and misunderstanding prevent many people from taking an active interest in their mental wellbeing, while the practical tools and strategies to take action aren’t relevant, engaging or accessible to many people. So we put it off.
For a lot of people, staying at home during the COVID-19 lockdown has been the realisation of several of their worst nightmares. You can’t go out, there’s nothing to do, and you’re stuck with your family 24-7.For others, it’s an opportunity to catch up on Netflix, do all the things you’ve always wanted to do at home, re-evaluate what it is that you really miss about the real world, and to reconsider what it is that’s most important in life to you.
While many people are now grudgingly getting used to the reality of working from home, it’s something I’ve been doing regularly over the last four years as I’ve built Resilience Agenda from just me to a team of four working around the world. It hasn’t always been as easy as it sounded, and staying productive and creating distance between your work life and home life requires constant attention. Having said that, it’s like anything in life – we get to choose our attitude to it. We either have to work from home, or we get to work from home.
Like most small businesses, Resilience Agenda is not immune to the slow-down in economic activity and its effects on cash-flows, costs, and product and marketing planning for the year ahead. Thankfully, we’ve got cash in the bank after a successful 2019/20 season, and we’ll get through this. Over the past 10 days, I’ve been going through my forecasts for the year, topping up investments here, and trimming back expenses there. Here are some of the best ideas I’ve discovered for making a difference, saving me several hundred dollars in costs, and deferring a payment of over $7,000.
Using Your Resilience Agenda By now, you might be wondering – how do I best utilise my new Mental Fitness Diary? Great question! We designed our 2020 Mental Fitness Tool to be as flexible as possible, so our community can find their own ‘best fit’ for their individual needs. However, that said, there are 4 key ways that we envisioned this tool may achieve its goals…